Law Collections in Manhattan
New York Public Library -- Science, Industry and
34th St. and Madison Avenue (enter on Madison Avenue side)
Mon., Fri., Sat.: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tues., Wed., Thurs.:
11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Collection includes New
York City, State and Federal primary sources, including
regulatory sources; some secondary sources, including legal
encyclopedias and selected loose-leaf services; form books;
periodical indexes; New York Law Journal; and directories.
Subject strengths include: banks and banking, commerce,
finance, patents and trademarks, and real estate.
New York Public Library -- Mid-Manhattan Branch
455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street)
Mon., Wed.: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tues., Thurs.: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fri., Sat.: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Library maintains a core
collection of New York City, State and Federal law materials;
some secondary sources including legal encyclopedias and selected
loose-leaf services; form books; periodical indexes and legal
directories. Subject strengths include: general reference
collection, crime and social sciences.
New York Public Library -- Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
The library maintains
a core reference collection. Subject strengths include:
American history, Asian American studies, social sciences and
newspapers, rare books and manuscripts collections.
City Hall Library
New York City Department of Records and Information Services
31 Chambers Street, Room 112
Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Collection includes the
laws, statutes and regulations for New York City and State
governments, i.e., NY City local laws, charter and administrative code,
published regulations of city agencies, NY State session laws, consolidated laws
and NY Code Rules and Regulations. The library is a depository for New York City agencies. Copies
of minutes and proceedings of city boards and legislative bodies
are on deposit here. Information on mayoral committees and
commissions is available.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice -- City University of
899 10th Avenue (at 59th Street)
The collection is open to
the public for on-site use. Visitors must have a
METRO Card. NYU law students can obtain a METRO Card from
the reference librarian in the law library. The library
maintains a core collection of New York State and Federal law
materials. In addition, it has secondary source materials
including legal encyclopedias, form books, treatises and law
reviews. Emphasis of the collection is in the field of
criminal justice, with growing collection strengths in forensic
sciences and forensic psychology. The library has a growing
collection of criminal justice dissertations. Special
collections include trial transcripts from New York criminal
courts from the 1890's to after World War I.
Baruch College -- City University of New York
151 East 25th Street
The collection includes New
York State and Federal primary sources: some secondary sources
including encyclopedias, selected loose-leaf services and
treatises; form books; periodical indexes and directories.
Collection strengths include business and labor law,
accounting, finance and international business.
Prepared by Gretchen Feltes